Rabbi Yaakov Ariel

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Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel receives Israel Prize for Torah literature

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi wins 2020 Israel Prize for his contributions to spread, development of Torah study.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2020 17:50
'Buses are empty on Shabbat; no need for them'

'Buses are empty on Shabbat; no need for them'

Former Rabbi of Ramat Gan says operating public transportation on Shabbat is for votes.Shimon Cohen, 19/11/2019 16:54
'Some prefer comfort to truth'

'Some prefer comfort to truth'

After rabbi's public renunciation of Torah lifestyle, Rabbi Ya'akov Ariel asked to explain. 'It seems he never properly absorbed Torah way.'Mordechai Sones, 27/06/2019 10:31
'Judaism is not determined by DNA'

'Judaism is not determined by DNA'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says Jewish law does not allow the determination of Jewish descent through genetic testing.Benny Toker, 11/03/2019 14:59
'Whoever rejects Jewish extremists supports terrorism'

'Whoever rejects Jewish extremists supports terrorism'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi condemns move against Otzma unification with rightist parties; 'In emergency, no place to quibble over representation'Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, 07/03/2019 13:44
Rabbi Ariel does not support release of boy accused of terrorism

Rabbi Ariel does not support release of boy accused of terrorism

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Rabbi Yaakov Ariel denies reports he signed letter supporting release of teen accused of killing Aisha Rabi.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/02/2019 13:52
'Infiltrator plan upsets you? Bring them to your town!'

'Infiltrator plan upsets you? Bring them to your town!'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rules that infiltrators must not remain in Israel. 'All the holier-than-thou moralists do not live in south Tel Aviv.'Benny Toker - Mordechai Sones, 30/01/2018 18:18
'Your message spread like wildfire'

'Your message spread like wildfire'

Minister Naftali Bennett participates in event honoring Rabbi Yaakov Ariel in Ramat Gan.Yoni Kempinski, 23/11/2017 01:06
Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

Rabbi Ariel: LGBT people are not 'forced' to sin

Leading rabbi says claiming homosexuals are 'forced' into acting the way they do allows criminals to say the same.Chagit Rosenbaum, Besheva, 24/08/2017 11:56
'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

'After growing up in the Mandate, we appreciate independence'

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel speaks with Arutz Sheva about establishment of Israel and our obligation to thank God.Benny Toker, 02/05/2017 09:05
'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

'We want to make kashrut more efficient: Is that so bad?'

Head of Tzohar rabbinic movement questions why call to reform kashrut supervision called a 'disaster.'Hezki Baruch, 29/03/2017 15:37
Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Rabbi Ariel: Tzohar leading Israel to disaster

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva plans by Tzohar rabbinic group to privatize kosher supervision would be 'disaster for Judaism'.Benny Toker, David Rosenberg, 29/03/2017 12:23
'In our generation women are obligated to study Torah'

'In our generation women are obligated to study Torah'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, says that women can suffer spiritual degeneration if they do not study Torah regularly.Yoel Domb, 27/03/2017 16:58
'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

'Rabbis shouldn't destroy the Chief Rabbinate's framework'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel, Rabbi of Ramat Gan, slammed efforts to undermine the Rabbinate's kashrut system and privatize kashrut certification.Yoel Domb, 06/03/2017 20:46
Reform Movement calls to sanction leading rabbis

Reform Movement calls to sanction leading rabbis

Reform Movement calls to punish Rabbis Yaakov Ariel and David Yosef for 'unfitting' statements against homosexuals, Women of the Wall.Reut Hadar, 24/07/2016 16:45
Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Bnei Akiva: Stop the attacks and insults

Bnei Akiva leaders signed off on a statement which begs "for an appropriate discourse...between brothers."Rachel Kaplan, 21/07/2016 16:25
Ramat Gan Rabbi Slams Calls to Lift Kitniot Ban

Ramat Gan Rabbi Slams Calls to Lift Kitniot Ban

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel rails against recent calls for lifting of legumes ban on Passover: 'Could uproot the entire Halachic system.'Hillel Fendel, 31/03/2015 13:44
Liberal Anti-Family Laws 'Modern Pharaoh's Decree'

Liberal Anti-Family Laws 'Modern Pharaoh's Decree'

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel calls to strengthen family values, warns Israelis are marrying later and later.Gil Ronen, 15/01/2015 19:19
'Forbidden to Treat Soldiers as Criminal Suspects'

'Forbidden to Treat Soldiers as Criminal Suspects'

Rabbi Ariel slams talk of investigation of IDF for 'Hannibal Protocol'; blood of civilians who don't leave war zone 'on their own heads.'Ido Ben-Porat, Ari Yashar, 13/01/2015 17:07
'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

'The Synagogue is not a Place to Meet Friends'

Rabbi of Ramat Gan says that while the shul is the meeting place of the community, it is also a holy place.Arutz Sheva staff, 30/01/2014 14:25
Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Zionist Rabbi: Enlisting Women Dangerous, Immoral

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel says forcing women to enlist in the IDF is immoral. ‘Women should not be subordinate.’Maayana Miskin, 26/12/2013 11:44
Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi Ariel: No Phones On in Synagogue – Period

Rabbi of Ramat Gan nixes cell phones in synagogue, even on ‘silent’ mode, and has warning for Torah pamphlets as well.Maayana Miskin, 03/10/2013 12:05
Rabbi: 'Banks The Last Place to Borrow Money From'

Rabbi: 'Banks The Last Place to Borrow Money From'

Ramat Gan's Chief Rabbi discusses Halachic prohibition against charging interest and "heter iska" with Arutz Sheva.David Lev, 15/08/2013 15:48
Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My Party

Bennett: Chief Rabbi Results Could Split My Party

The results of the elections for Chief Rabbi may end up pulling the Bayit Yehudi party apart.David Lev, 30/07/2013 01:14
Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbi for Blessing – Pray

Rabbi Ariel: Don’t Go to Rabbi for Blessing – Pray

Ramat Gan rabbi denounces practice of going to rabbis for a special blessing in times of trouble.Maayana Miskin, 14/06/2013 09:51
Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – He Would Lose

Piron: I’m Protecting Rabbi Ariel – He Would Lose

Minister Piron says he objects to Rabbi Ariel’s candidacy for the rabbi’s sake. 'He's above this.' Rabbi Druckman doesn't agree.Maayana Miskin, 24/05/2013 10:14
Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Bennett Working for Ariel-Amar Deal

Arutz Sheva learned that Bennett met Netanyahu, Lieberman and Piron in attempts to get their support.Uzi Baruch with Gil Ronen, 21/05/2013 14:45
Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rav Ovadia Endorses Rabbis Amar, Ariel

Rabbis Shlomo Amar and Ya'akov Ariel were endorsed in their elections bids for Chief Rabbi by Rabbi Ovadia Yosef David Lev, 13/05/2013 17:27
Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi Ariel

Rabbi of Samaria Throws Weight behind Rabbi Ariel

Rabbi Elyakim Levanon calls on Bayit Yehudi MKs to appoint Rabbi Yaakov Ariel as Chief RabbiGil Ronen, 12/05/2013 20:16
Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Has Netanyahu Agreed to Appoint Chief Rabbi Ariel?

Prime Minister met Naftali Bennett, reportedly agreed to amend law so person over 70 could be appointed.Gil Ronen, 23/04/2013 10:11
New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?

New Religious-Zionist Choice for Chief Rabbi Slot?

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel may be named for chief rabbi post as no consensus is reached over three religious-Zionist candidates. Maayana Miskin, 17/04/2013 12:31
Rabbi: Hareidi Cities should Guard Themselves

Rabbi: Hareidi Cities should Guard Themselves

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel: yeshiva students at Beitar Illit and Modiin Illit should not let others guard them.Gil Ronen, 14/02/2013 18:35
'Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Effort'

'Religious Jews Should Lead Social Justice Effort'

The religious community should be leading the social justice campaign and stood by too quietly in protests, says Ramat Gan Rabbi Ariel. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 16/10/2012 08:14
Rav Ariel: High Court Ruling on Outposts Invalid

Rav Ariel: High Court Ruling on Outposts Invalid

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel slammed the High Court's recent ruling on demolitions in Yesha saying it runs contrary to Jewish law.Gabe Kahn., 19/10/2011 10:30
The Four Sons and the PA State

The Four Sons and the PA State

Rabbi Yaakov Ariel discusses the connection between the Four Sons of the Haggadah and the PA state.Maayana Miskin, 22/04/2011 15:55
Rabbis Rally over Police Summons

Rabbis Rally over Police Summons

Leading rabbis convene to protest summons for rabbis who approved book on Torah law. Not all like the book, but defend right to support it.Maayana Miskin, 18/08/2010 23:14
Rabbi or Superman?

Rabbi or Superman?

Ramat Gan Chief Rabbi Yaakov Ariel was honored Tuesday not only for being steeped in Torah knowledge but also for knowing how to chat with youth.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 10/11/2009 18:23